Flashcards in OTA 100 - Ch. 4 Issues and Practice Areas Deck (7)
Aging in place
Trend for older adults to remain in their homes and live independently (or with minimal support). OTs can help with safety, home modification, consultation, community mobility, energy conservation, education and remediation.
Products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
Basing practice on the best available research evidence. Practitioners use this to show that therapy is beneficial and cost-effective.
Proven value of OT, allowing OTs to provide effective, high-quality and cost-effective services. OT profession conducts research and documentation to support the value of intervention to clients, continuing to promote the profession and show its value.
Emerging areas of practice
• Aging in place
• Driver assessments/training programs
• Community health and wellness
• Needs of children and youth
• Ergonomics consulting
• Tech and assistive-device developing and consulting
• Health and wellness
Emphasizes OT's role in providing culturally responsive and customized services; working collaboratively with clients and w/in systems to produce effective outcomes; conducting evidence-based, client-centered, and cost-effective services; and being influential in changing policies, environments, and complex systems.